Mar 3 2014

Project Mailart Books

A while ago (to be precise: in a post on February 12) I told you about the “Project Mailart Books” I participated in… I finished the booklet and send it back to Ed Hansen, the guy who started the project. Last week, he published photos of my book on the website (along with the books of the other artists in “Group 61“) so now I feel free to show my little book here too… prepare for lots of photos!

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Jul 17 2013

Tales from the Studio & woyww #215

 

Wednesday… “Into the Studio” day… WOYWW day… here we go!

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Feb 13 2013

Tales from the Studio and woyww #193

Hi there dear ones!
Today I will start a blog series called “Tales from the Studio.”

As most of you know, I re-arranged the upstairs old room of my son (who moved out) and turned it into a working space for me. I showed photos of it in this post.

I stood in my son’s room several times in the past years, thinking how I should re-arrange the space once he moved out and how I would love to work in solitude and not having to clean up after me every day – but now that the moment was there, I had to take some hurdles – here’s what happened (and how I solved it!)

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Nov 6 2012

New toys

Last week, I was at the Kreadoe, a huge arts and crafts supply fair.
(Caatje published photos of the Kreadoe fair on her blog if you want to
take a look and drool over supplies… I’m glad to say that on the day
I went it was not as crowded as on Caatje’s photos!)  I had no plans to
go at first but last minute I decided to go after all.

Visiting such a big supply fair means that it is impractible to keep
your money in your pocket. I did not really need supplies so I’m
proud to say that I managed to keep my findings to a minimum -
but still there can be done a lot with those ‘minimums’ – take a look.

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Oct 9 2012

Interlude

This is a short blogpost.
An ‘interlude’ so to speak.
Time flies and I’m sort of fluttering behind it.

I am glad I saved some ‘oldies’ to show you when the day would come
that I have nothing new to show. Because I didn’t even had time to finish
my ‘chronicles spread’, that day is now!

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Aug 21 2012

Quirky Dutch Summer – Appendix

The ‘Quirky Dutch Summer’ series has come to an end,
but here is a reminisce (or ‘appendix’ if you like.)

You might remember post #2 about mail art?
A lot of you send me your ‘snail mail art’ and everyone who did,
received something back from me.
In this post I show you all the art I received and send.

It was a feast to see the postman coming with one beautiful envelope after
another; THANK YOU to everyone who surprised me with their work!

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De ‘Quirky Dutch Summer’ serie is afgelopen maar vandaag geef ik
een
terugblik op één van de posts. (Laat ik het een ‘aanhangsel’  noemen)

Je herinnert je misschien post #2 nog, over mail art?
Velen van jullie stuurden mij je zelfgemaakte juweeltjes over de post en
iedereen
die dat deed ontving natuurlijk van mij een zelfgemaakte kaart retour.
Vandaag laat ik zien wat ik allemaal ontving en terugstuurde.

Het was een feest om al die mooie werkstukken in de brievenbus te vinden,
de ene envelop nog mooier dan de andere! DANK JULLIE WEL!!!

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Aug 10 2012

Past, present and costumes…

Time is such a strange thing… one day the hours seem to fly you by and
on another day a minute seems to last forever. I know it all depends on
your mood and activities, but don’t you never stop and wonder where
the days went?

Time seems to speed up as one gets older – I actually read a book once
that explains this phenomenon:  Waarom het leven sneller gaat als je
ouder wordt
– Douwe Draaisma (Why life speeds up as you get older -
Douwe Draaisma)

I was thinking about ‘time’ when I woke up this morning.
Friday? Already? Where did this week go?
Next, I stumbled upon this photo that was taken approximately around
1970 – it shows a view on the main street of the small village I grew up.
In fact, there were only 4 streets (and one alleyway) in this hamlet
that had only 800 inhabitants- including the farmers that lived in
farms in the surroundings. I was six years old in the Summer of ’70.

My parents still live in the same house in the same village and yes,
things changed there too of course. New houses were build.
New streets were constructed. Still whenever I visit; the main street
looks more or less the same – leading to the cafe and the small square
with the church in the middle. Even women in traditional costumes
can be seen – although they have become rare.

Oh, which reminds me of this photo… I think you will like the
giggle I’m about to offer you… ready for this?

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